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Color Challenge Finalists for November

Polka Dot Creations Color Challenge Finalists

I’m thinking it was probably lousy timing on my part to do the color scheme naming contest the same week as the November color challenge wraps up, but what’s done is done, eh? Let’s try to keep from getting too confused icon_wink-flickr-2-6 If you’re new to my blog, you can take a moment to read about the Polka Dot Creations Monthly Color Challenge, if you wish.

I spent about half an hour dithering about, making mosaics, changing my mind, choosing new images, changing my mind again and putting back some of the original choices. It was crazy, but I eventually managed to choose nine favorites from the pool of 130+ photos, and in the end I went with an all-polymer-clay lineup.

Allow me to introduce you to the finalists, before I reveal the winner:

  1. 5, by ZudaGay
  2. vessel, by naamaza
  3. Mocha Mint, by leeleebeads
  4. Untitled, by orly rabinowitz
  5. Rock Peeps – Crafting 365/39, by blockpartypress
  6. Photo 2157 copie, by heurebleue2
  7. ‘The Bush’ pc pendant, by DSDesigns
  8. Rock Pendant, by Kim Cavender
  9. Big beads, by beadworx

I encourage you to take a closer look at these photos and at the rest of the ones in the pool! Leave your comments on the photos over at flickr and let the artists know what you think – it’s always gratifying to hear that something you made has gotten a positive reaction from another creative type.

If you are one of these finalists and would like to elaborate here on what was involved in creating your entry, be my guest – the comments section is yours icon_smile-flickr-22

And now, I turn to the trusty random number generator (aka Neil, who hasn’t seen the entries at all) to select a winner:

Drumroll please…

And the winner is… #2!

Congratulations, Naama Zamir! Your vessel would look great in my living room (ha ha!) I will be emailing you shortly with information about your $25 gift certificate.

Everyone else, are you ready for December? RED will be our color for this month. I look forward to including many different media in the next challenge – from fabric to paper and funky fibers to photography. Thanks for your participation!


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20 thoughts on “Color Challenge Finalists for November

  1. I feel so honored to be one of the finalists this month!! Just to be metioned in the same group with these extremely talented artists just overwhelms me!!! 🙂

    Congratulations Naama Zamir!! Your work is always stunning and beautiful. I especially like the winning piece “vessel”

    I can’t wait to get started on my RED inspired beads for the next challenge.


    1. The first several sets of your beads that I saw, I thought were glass! It wasn’t until I actually read your tags that I saw that they were clay. Nice job, and I really like the brown/aqua thing you have going on with these.

      1. awwwwww Lisa 🙂
        You are so nice! thank you!!

  2. Thanks so much, Lisa! As usual, people submitted some beautiful things this month.

    RED, the color I’ve been dreading. I knew it was just a matter of time LOL!

    1. You can do it, Kim! 🙂

  3. How lovely to open your page and have one of my flowers staring at me as part of a beautiful mosaic!! I have come to appreciate brown throughout this month….not among one of my favorite colors. Did you say red??!!! I love red!!!!

    1. I’ve seen some lovely things from you in red – I wouldn’t be surprised to find you in next month’s mosaic, too!

  4. wow! what an honor – thank you LIsa for organazing this contest i dont think i would have any problem using my gift certificate at your full of goodies site 🙂

    1. My pleasure! Like I said, that vase just spoke to me. I love it!

  5. Lovely choices Lisa. I particularly like #3 – one of my favorite color combos these days.

    1. I love that combo, too.

  6. Thankyou so much Lisa for selecting one of my designs as one of the finalists! And to be amongst such talented company is truely an honour.

    I’m looking forward to coming up with something for the new colour scheme, Red. Hmmm…i don’t work with this colour much so it’ll be quite the challenge!

    Thankyou again and congratulations to Naamaza Zamir on your gorgeous vessel!

    debsx – DSDesigns

    1. I loved your pendant the first time I saw it. It looks like some kid of sand painting or something.

  7. thank you very much lisa !
    and congratulations to naama ! this vessel is so nice !

    1. You had so many nice submissions, I had a hard time choosing one!

  8. Thanks Lisa,

    It does have a sand look to it. It was all a big spooky in the making actually. I was making it for a friend who lives in the bush, and was meditiating on him as i was marbeling the clay together…then all of a sudden i looked down at it it and Voila! It was kind of bushscape scene! I think the universe must have been helping me. LOL

    Thanks again,
    debsx (from downunder 🙂

    ps c’mon Kim…red…passion, fire, creativity…if anyone can do red you can! 🙂

    1. It’s always special when something synchronicitous like that happens!

  9. Great results!!
    Warm for thed eyes and the heart…


    1. I agree! I was pleasantly surprised by how many nice brown things there were.

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